By Fables Alone: Literature and State Ideology in Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Russia
Series Editor: David Bethea (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
“Ars Rossica” presents a certain “stock-taking” attitude toward Russian literary and cultural studies at a time when the role of the academic book in its traditional format is itself being reconsidered. These scholarly, critical volumes feature intellectually compelling and authoritative ideas which subsequent generations will consider as true classics. No singular critical methodology or theoretical optic will dominate; what will dominate in each case is a sophisticated conceptual framework and an impeccable scholarly awareness and judgment. The series includes foregrounding works written in English, translations (from the Russian) of especially important and ground-breaking studies, and collections of essays featuring top scholars' best, most representative work, often from different time periods.